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My Japanese Girlfriend Is Pregnant

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My Girlfriend is living in the UK on a Youth Mobility Scheme visa (Tier5) that expires April 2013. we have been dating since November 2011 and found out she is pregnant a few weeks ago, she is due the beginning of December and We are trying to find out what visa we can apply for (if any).

I am British (Scotland) and the mother-to-be is Japanese, we know that as of 2006 the baby is eligible for UK citizenship, even though we are not married. What we don't know is if she will be eligible for citizenship or some type of visa as the mother of a UK citizen. We could only find information on family visas related to other EEA citizens but not citizens of the UK.

We are not married or living together at the moment but we love each other and want to be together and I don't see any reason either one of us should be kept from seeing our baby.

We would greatly appreciate any help in determining what visa we should apply for or any other relevant information.

Thank You
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We went to speak to an adviser yesterday and she told us that the rules are not set in stone. Every case is treated differently, they just want proof your legit and not scamming the system. If we move in together and open up a joint bank account and do what we can to help are case since we're having a baby (a very big commitment to each other) we have a good chance at getting an unmarried partner visa.

We are still considering getting married though but at least now we will know if we do, it will be because we want to and not that we have to.

Thank you all for your advice
With the greatest of respect I don't understand why you are reluctant to get married when it offers your girlfriend and child the greatest security of you all being able to be together.

While you say you would rather get married when you want to rather then when you have to, the situation has changed somewhat due to the pregnancy.

If you were thinking of getting married at some stage, your prospective child is just bringing this date forward.

I think its rather sad that you are thinking in these terms "have to get married" - if I was your girlfriend I would be very disappointed that you felt like this.
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